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NCJ Number: 40510 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM OF LEAA SPONSORED TRAINEES ATTENDING THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE SPECIAL AGENT BASIC SCHOOL - TECHNICAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Metametrics Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Metametrics Inc
Washington, DC 20007
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: MMI 109-75
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE PROGRAM RELEVANCE, PARTICIPANT SCREENING, AND COURSE LENGTH ISSUES OF THIS PROGRAM WHICH ALLOWS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS TO ATTEND THE 5-WEEK INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE SPECIAL AGENT BASIC SCHOOL.
Abstract: SINCE SEPTEMBER OF 1969, SELECTED LEAA SPONSORED PARTICIPANTS FROM LOCAL AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE ATTENDED THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE SPECIAL AGENT BASIC SCHOOL (SABS) LOCATED IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA. THE SPECIAL AGENT BASIC SCHOOL FORMS THE NUCLEUS OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR AGENTS OF THE INTELLIGENCE DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. THE INSTRUCTION OFFERED WAS SEEN AS HAVING CONSIDERABLE VALUE TO STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES SEEKING TO STRENGTHEN THEIR CAPABILITY TO COMBAT FINANCIAL CRIMES. SINCE SABS TRAINING IS OF A SPECIALIZED NATURE, THIS EVALUATION INVESTIGATED THE QUESTION OF THE SAB'S RELEVANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS. IN ADDITION, THE EVALUATION EXAMINED THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE TRAINEES' JOB TO THE TRAINING, AND THE JUSTIFICATIONS FOR THE LENGTH OF THE COURSE. BASED ON SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES AND INTENSIVE INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED WITH PARTICIPANTS AND STATE AGENCIES INVOLVED IN ECONOMIC CRIME INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION, THE SABS TRAINING WAS EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL TO TRAINEES, IMPROVED THEIR PERFORMANCE ON-THE-JOB, AND ENHANCED TRAINEE AWARENESS OF CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC CRIME. AN ESTIMATED 92 PERCENT OF THOSE IN SABS TRAINING IN 1975 HAD JOBS RELATED TO THE TRAINING. THE LENGTH OF THE TRAINING WAS CONSIDERED JUSTIFIED BY THE MAJORITY OF THE RESPONDENTS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...DMC
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Criminal investigation training; Federal law enforcement training; Intelligence units; Internal Revenue Service; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Police training evaluation; Program evaluation; White collar crime
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